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  1. To my ears the RS 3's sound better than the KSF-S5's. The titanium tweeters in the RS 3's deliver more detail and the woofer has better bass. The extra 3dB of sensitivity made a difference in the overall balance with the rest of my speakers. I'm happy with them.
  2. Can't use another set of towers, room's too small.
  3. Which of these surround speakers would be a better match with my KLF-20's? I'm using an Emotiva XPA-3 (200 rms x 3) for the fronts with a KV-4 center, and an Emotiva XPA-200 (150 rms x 2) for the rear surrounds which are presently the KSF-S5's. The KSF's sound a bit underpowered vs the fronts and I'm curious if the 2 or 3 dB better efficiency of the RS 3's would be worth it. I'd love to have a pair of RS 7's but they're rare and the ones I've seen are usually way overpriced and in bad shape. I'm open to any suggestions anyone might have as to alternative surrounds to match my gear.
  4. What a load of crap! Does it sound good or not?
  5. Never owned the 10's but I do own the KLF-20's. I used a pair of 5.5's for 15 years eventually modding them with Crites crossovers, titanium diaphragms and some inner cabinet work which was a big improvement. Did pretty much the same mods to the 20's which, IMHO, made them a much better sounding speaker than the 5.5's. I sold the 5.5's to a friend who is now enjoying them as I did. If you haven't tried any of Bob Crites titanium diaphragms and crossovers in your 5.5's do so. Regards, Sam
  6. I've had mine for three plus years and love it. Tried several sets of tubes with it and finally settled on Electro Harmonix 12AX7 Gold Pins. Quiet operation and nice smooth detailed sound. Comments about the remote are accurate, it's very heavy and one could probably brain a home invader with it. Regards, Sam
  7. A set of Bob's crossovers also makes a big difference in smoothness and detail for the 20's. Does Bob sell titanium diaphragms for the mids now? I had to get mine from Klipsch. They're the same diaphragm a more recent speaker uses but I can't remember which one. Anyway, the only way I could get Klipsch Service to sell them to me was that I had to tell them I had that speaker and had blown them up. Whatever it takes.
  8. Ordered the Crown this afternoon from Amazon Prime, should be here Friday. I guess I'll get on BJC's website and look at XLR cables. This should be interesting.
  9. If there's any noise in the signal the horns will bring it out. From what i've read it seems to me that a lot of people that try these Crown XLS amps turn the gain controls up way too high thinking they're volume controls.
  10. I'm thinking about doing something for fun for a change. I'm thinking about getting a Crown XLS-1500 ($200 shipped from Amazon) and running my KLF-20's off of it just for the pure hell of it. The Crown needs 1.4 preamp volts from what I've read and my Marantz AV-7005 puts out 1.2 volts from the RCA's and 2.4 volts from the XLR's. I would think the XLR's should push it quite nicely. I could play around with the Crown, send my Adcom 5500 off for servicing and then the 7000 when the 5500 gets back.
  11. For one very good reason, I don't have a clue what you're talking about. I'm definitely not a tech.
  12. I understand and thanks for the reply. My Adcoms are both over 15 yrs old and in need of servicing, they're both starting to sound grainy and a bit bloated in the bass. I'm also considering the Emotiva XPA-7 and running everything from one amp. I'm just wondering if you can draw enough power for any of these amps from a standard wall outlet, spec-wise these things are beasts.
  13. How would my KLF-20s match up with an Emotiva XPA-2 vs the Adcom GFA-5500 I'm currently using? I'm also using an Adcom GFA-7000 for my all Klipsch center and surrounds which I'm considering replacing with the Emotiva XPA-5. The 20s have been modded with Crites titanium diaphragms in the tweeters, Klipsch titanium diaphragms in the mid horns, and Crites custom crossovers (with his added bandpass for the mid horns). I'm using a Marantz AV-7005 prepro. Thanks, Sam
  14. I'm using a 7005 pre-pro and a UD-5007.
  15. VPI Scout with an Audio Technica AT-OC9ML/II.
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